22 May 2008

Guilty, Guilty, Guilty....

...that's what I am when it come to posting. I don't think I've ever gone this long in between post. Anyway, I'm here and all is as OK as it's going to be. We have really been lying low recently due to what is happening with James' mum. She is trying to cope with her cancer and the new doses of chemotherapy but it's really tough. James is going up to see her on Saturday and will stay a few days to talk things over with her. It's not easy for him with us being here on the island but it's only a short hour and 45 minute flight up to Sydney and we are getting real cheap airfares. Unfortunately, I don't go with him to lend support but someone has to watch the house and the cat. We could put the cat in the cattery and the house is alarmed and such but the cost factor starts sinking in and with James going up every few weeks it is becoming really expensive. I'm not saying his mum is not worth the expense but James is really the one that needs to be there and that expense is never in question. We think she really wants to quite the chemotherapy and just let whatever happens, happen. It's a tough decision but at the end of the day it is her decision and we will support her as best we can. James will have a long talk with her this time around and we will see what we will see.

As for the two of us it's just the much of the same. James continues his Masters degree and he got his first assignment back with a really high mark. They grade differently here but in the end it was a really good mark. He was very chuffed (that's "happy" to my American friends). I knew he would do alright. He always does and he puts so much effort into his work. As for me well not much is happening other than I'm trying to get my head around my new medications. They are really making me so sleepy. I mean I fall asleep anywhere at the drop of a hat. James and I have been out at breakfast and he will be talking to me and the next words out of his mouth will be "Your going to fall asleep aren't you?" and he's right. It's not because I'm bored with his conversation as that would never be the case (OK there was that one time but he really was just rabbiting on and to be honest I can't even remember what he was talking about that's how boring it was. Sorry sweetheart) Anyway, I just start to nod off at the most inappropriate times so I guess it was best that I gave up driving. However giving up driving really makes things difficult because I then have to depend on James to take me everywhere Now you might say why not walk. Well first of all walking really long distances make my neuropathy act up so I try not to do much of that. Secondly, we live on top of this really big hill and going down is easy but coming up is another thing all together. We tried walking up it once right after we fist moved here and now even James won't walk up the hill and he goes to the gym every other day.

The only other thing exciting is the weather if you can call that exciting. Fall has surely taken hold and it looks like winter just might be a cold one. This morning is our coldest morning so far. The current temperature outside at our house is 25.7. So I've got both fireplaces going and a few oil heaters on in the bathroom and in the bedroom. We have closed off the guest bedroom as we are not expecting any guest any time soon. It gets so cold in there we could hang a side of beef in there and we also have a back up if the refrigerator ever breaks down.

Well that's about it for me. I know getting a break down on what is happening around here can be pretty boring but I promise I have a really interesting post coming soon and it is based on a recent post I read elsewhere. I have to basically come up with a list but I'm not going to tell you what the list is. You will just have to wait and see. I hope to finish the list by tomorrow so you won't have to wait to long. Until then enjoy...

3 comments:

Ur-spo said...

thank you for the update; it is always good to hear your doings.

tornwordo said...

25 C? or F? Because 25 C is not cold! Glad to hear the update, sorry about the MIL.

Lewis said...

Honey, please! Let it go. Release it! No guilt.....it's not good for the soul. Just let it be as it's supposed to. Ebb and tide. It'll happen just the way it's supposed to.